How to stop taking Vicodin
When you stop taking Vicodin, follow your doctor’s instructions to reduce by 10% daily, 20% every 3-5 days and then 25% every week. Tapering from Vicodin should be completed over a four (4) week period. More here on how to stop taking Vicodin, plus a section at the end for your questions.
How long does Vicodin last?
The effects of Vicodin last for about 4-6 hours. More on how long Vicodin stays in the body, as well the effects of taking Vicodin to get high here. More on Vicodin dosing and dangers.
How long does hydrocodone stay in your system?
Hydrocodone shows up on drug tests. And it can stay in the hair for up to 90 days. Learn more about the length of time hydrocodone stays in the body here.
Does Vicodin show up on drug tests?
Yes, Vicodin shows up on drug tests. However, detection periods range according to many different variables including the type of Vicodin test and the length of time you’ve been using the drug. Learn more about Vicodin drug testing and how Vicodin shows up on drug tests here.
Is random drug testing for chronic pain patients a good idea?
Some U.S. states may start to require that patients being treated for chronic pain be randomly tested for the presence of opioids. But will this practice reduce prescription drug misuse, addiction, and overdose? Or will required testing for opioids benefits patients? Dr. Burson comments here on random drug testing for opioids here.
Vicodin half life: how long does Vicodin remain in your body?
Doctors agree that the half life of Vicodin is around 4 hours. But how long does Vicodin remain in your body after its effects wear off? Learn more about Vicodin half life for drug testing here. Or check out the simple criteria for Vicodin addiction to know if you are a Vicodin addict, or not.